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Summary

Robert Greene is a master guide for millions, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves.

We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people. Knowing why people do what they do is the most important tool we can possess, without which our other talents can only take us so far. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self control, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people's masks, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose. 

Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defence.

©2018 Robert Greene (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Amazing as always

It truly gives us an understanding of what it means to be human. Thanks again Robert and all the best with your recovery

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can be useful

I have just finished this very interesting audiobook. Indeed full of tips and deep analyses of the diverse human personalities and feelings out there. The analyses support the common perceptions about human nature out there but with elegance and clarity that would give you a deeper understanding by the end. However my problem is I couldn't help but notice again and again the extremely cynical tone of the audiobook: basically essentially everyone is out there to get you. I'm not questioning this and not interested in that as it is very subjective. In fact the audiobook is an exercise in subjectivity of the author. Although I would say I learnt much from the little stories about the various historical figures! I would recommend this with a condition, selectively pick the tips of the book. And remember mindfulness and compassion are a better approach to connecting with people (to be fair he says presence is important)! And for goodness' sake don't manipulate people as the author recommends at points!!! Yes true story!🤨

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Great book and very relevant for our times

I really enjoyed listening to this book. I have also bought the hard copy but as it's about 800 pages long and I have a young baby i was struggling to find the time to finish. i got to just over 400 pages and really wanted to read the rest so bought it on audible. Best decision

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God bless Robert Greene, this is exceptional

This Book is perhaps his best, it consolidates all his previous ideas to great this master piece

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Awesome book

Didn't realise how I was just stumbling along in life. This has opened my eyes. Makes you realise there are reasons why your life is they way it is and how you can be conscious of it and make changes knowledgeably

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The True Guide To Navigating The Murky World

Exceptional. If you have eagerness to learn what makes us tick and rather un-special, this is the audiobook for you. The narrator isn't the most exciting but definitely grows on you and generally makes you grow listening to this. Highly recommend but not for the faint hearted due to the length

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Brilliant.

Essential reading for everyone. Extremely well written and thought provoking. I simply love this book and I'm sure to re-read it. Having also read "48 Laws of Power" and "The 50th Law", I highly recommend Robert Greene's style of writing.

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Amazing book

Loved every minute of this book, really worth the buy, I've read all the Robert greene books, this one by far the best

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Incredible read

This book is a work of genius and something every thought provoking individual should take the time to read or listen to.

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like many books on audible it could do with titled chapters. oversize very interesting book on the authors perspective of human nature.

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  • 05-06-19

I love Robert greene.. But this book was not

After chapter one.. I am confused.. Its a brilliant book but cannot understand what he wants me to learn

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  • 29-04-19

worth listening to but lack of supporting evidence

worth listening to but lack of supporting evidence presented.

A good reminder of one cynical interpretation of human nature

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  • 28-03-19

Beautiful book. Peaceful narration. Must read.

This book dethroned 48 Laws of power as my favourite. There's a lot of immediate take aways. The narration was at the right pace. Overall well done. Recommended.

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  • 29-01-19

Great reference book

A useful aid to navigating the complexities of life and self. I felt compelled to share and gifted to friends and family

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  • 26-12-18

Lots of knowledge, but too much to grasp

this book is filled with so much information and knowledge, that I felt a bit lost and overwhelmed by it.

a workbook or a more structured summary would be a great advantage. some practical guidance for implementing these ideas into daily life would also be appreciated.

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  • Ahmed
  • 01-12-18

An all-in encounter of human nature

Awesome encounter of the human nature, different personalities and everything we try incessantly to cover behind our social masks

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  • 03-05-22

Enlightening

Love it. It is a bit long, however the insights from gleaned from the history of mankind are enlightning and useful. I hope to be able to apply the insights and have a better experience as a fellow human being in the grand scheme of things.

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  • go.euro.lk
  • 13-02-22

That one book everyone must read

very insightful book. I read this every year. better than reading so many books. amazing.

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  • Gabriel Malan
  • 04-12-21

The wisdom of the ages

How amazing Green's work is and even more so that we have access to it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-10-21

Absolutely incredible

We are not born with a manual but this is the closest thing to it.